The JBL 5.1 speaker system is quite a la mode; the subwoofer has logic buttons for volume control and the output mode-optical/coaxial/TV/Aux. The speakers can be connected to the Audio Out of a TV. This output can be ‘upmixed’to 5.1 surround.
Unfortunately, these are the only analog connections provided and that too just two channel. The ESC 360 connection medium can be either optical or coaxial. The centre channel has a DT5, Dolby Surround decoder. Also if you have a DVD player with a coaxial output and if you do not want it to decode the digital 5.1 signal, then you can even hook it up to the JBLs.
The subwoofer driver is placed on the underside of the enclosure and is approximately4 inches in diameter. That’s quite small as compared to the size of the enclosure. The port firing is present on the front of the woofer. The subwoofer, including its satellites, is wellbalanced with rubber pegs. The centre channel is larger and can be placed horizontally or vertically.